SPAN 3440

SPAN 3440

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

Latin American culture has always been very receptive to outside influences; its intense participation in global networks has been a way to be modern. At the same time, throughout the twentieth century, Latin American culture has also spread globally and influenced people outside the region. In this course we will explore this complex cultural exchange, showing how the idea of modernity in the continent was born out of this relation with the rest of the world. We will read Latin American authors of world literature (Borges, Bolaño, Garcia Márquez, Lispector), and we will explore some Latin American icons and cultural phenomena popular abroad: Frida Kahlo, Che Guevara, soccer, Rigoberta Menchú, telenovelas, magical realism.

When Offered Fall.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: SPAN 2150.

Breadth Requirement (GB)
Distribution Category (HA-AS)
Language Requirement Satisfies Option 1.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16593 SPAN 3440   SEM 101

  • Prerequisites: SPAN 2095, 2140, 2150, OR 2170, or CASE Q++.